Coal and Water Resources

E.g., 09/2018
E.g., 09/2018

Slow Motion Spills: Coal Combustion Waste & Water in Kentucky

Sierra Club, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, and Global Environmental LLC

Every day in Kentucky, coal combustion waste ponds and landfills leak into our groundwater and rivers, seeping out a slow-motion flood of contamination. As this report shows, every site in Kentucky for which groundwater data was available appears to be leaking. Kentucky is failing to control coal combustion waste contamination.

Stream Saver Flyer

Information on the impact of our Stream Saver Bill.

Health-Related Quality of Life Among Central Appalachian Residents in Mountaintop Mining Counties

American Journal of Public Health

This study examined the health-related quality of life of residents in mountaintop mining counties of Appalachia using the 2006 national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The researchers compared dependent variables across 3 categories: mountaintop mining (yes or no), other coal mining (yes or no), and a referent nonmining group.